Following the PD treatment plan – a stepwise approach

How do people learn to follow a treatment plan? Not all at once, finds a new nursing interview study of 36 PD patients (half male, half female) from Hong Kong. The researchers found three stages of PD adherence. First, new patients tried to follow instructions, but could not do so strictly and persistently. After 2-6 months, they adhered selectively by experimenting, checking their progress, and adjusting. Finally, after 3-5 years, they fit their regimens into their day-to day-lives.

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